Tag Archives: May

Ten Tors 2012

The second weekend in May every year is ‘The Ten Tors Weekend’ when 2400 14 – 19 year olds tackle 10 tors on routes of either 35, 45 or 55 miles over 2 days. Not forgetting the Jubilee event where another 300 or so youngsters with varying degrees of disability tackle their own Ten Tors.  Although I have been involved with Ten Tors on and off in various capacities over the last 30+ years, this was my first year as a fully qualified member of the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team, Ashburton.


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Satmap Active10 GPS

As a bloke I am rather partial to good kit.  This includes a good GPS which I have found in the form of a Satmap Active10 GPS.


For some years I have been using the Memory Map software and electronic OS maps on my laptop. Fantastic for route planning whether walking or cycling providing data on distance and height profiles among other things, and allows you to zoom in to get a high level of detail. So it seemed a natural choice to extend my electronic mapping into the field with the purchase of a waterproof Memory Map Adventurer 3500 GPS….. or so I thought…………

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Ten Tors 2011

Every year in May the Ten Tors Expedition takes place on Dartmoor.

Helicopter delivery

The Ten Tors challenge began in 1960 with just 203 children taking part and has grown to the 2400 that it is today. It is open to teams of 6 teenagers between the ages of 14 – 20 with 400 teams from the South West of England and beyond participating each year…….. Continue reading

Witches and Dartmoor Bluebells

For those who venture only as far as Haytor when leaving the A38 at Bovey Tracey, you are missing a real treat as the Bluebells on Houndtor Down and Holwell lawn, an area linked with Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles, are an absolute picture at the moment.

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To Keith and Dawn

Whilst most of the Country has been experiencing, lets say, ‘indifferent weather’ this week, I have been lucky enough to spend a week in North Devon with more than my fair share of sunshine.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Keith and Dawn Sanders for many years and this year not only do they both hit the magic number of 50, but they also manage to coordinate their 25th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, and boy can they celebrate………


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